DEMOLITION work has started on a building at a high school.

Bulldozers have moved onto the site of the former two-storey ROSLA building at Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School on Haworth Street in Oswaldtwistle.

It comes after Lancashire County Council gave the green-light to raze the two-storey building on the site.

The east and west block buildings at the school were closed last October after a problem was found with the building frames.

The issue was noticed during some ongoing planned maintenance work.

At the time, many pupils were relocated to Hameldon Community College in Burnley being bussed there every day.

Meanwhile, plans are being considered by Hyndburn Council for new science and dining facilities in its place.

The dining space and special educational needs classrooms will be built on the existing dining room area which remains after the demolition of the block.

The new science modular building will be a single-storey unit and will provide teaching space and also four toilets and a science preparation and storage room.

In the design and access statement school bosses say it will promote sustainable economic growth and competitiveness and social inclusion and the new science modular building and will ‘demonstrate good design quality and respect for its setting’.

It said: “It will take in to account the landscape character, its setting, the quality, distinctiveness and environment through the use of sympathetic materials.

“Much of the site is screened by the existing school and school library building and there is a belt of trees to the right hand of the and careful consideration will be given to security lighting to ensure that adequate provision is made without compromising the existing site.”

It is almost a year since school bosses announced the plans to re-locate to Burnley as stage one of the move started on May 23.

In the design and access statement added that: “The building has been designed to provide a comfortable and healthy indoor environment for occupants considering natural light, acoustics and air quality.”